Enid Blyton Trail

Visit the Dorset that inspired Enid Blyton.

See more of this beautiful part of Dorset, discover some of the fascinating stories and sights that inspired Enid Blyton, one of the most successful British authors of the twentieth century.

The Enid Blyton Trail includes:
Swanage
Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
Corfe Castle
Brownsea Island
Stoborough Heath
Knoll House Hotel

The Purbecks are easy to reach from Bournemouth – drive to Sandbanks and hop across to Swanage on the ferry or get the Purbeck Breezer bus (no. 50) from Bournemouth Square.

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Enid Blyton Trail

See more of this beautiful part of Dorset, discover some of the fascinating stories and sights that inspired Enid Blyton, one of the most successful British authors of the twentieth century.

Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, Secret Seven and Noddy are household names, and a lot of their stories are based in Dorset. Enid Blyton holidayed in Purbeck three times a year for more than twenty years.

 

Visit Dorset have produced a great leaflet of the Enid Blyton Trail to show you the Dorset that inspired Enid Blyton.

Download the leaflet, get yourself ‘lashings of ginger beer’ and head out on your very adventure exploring the beautiful countryside that inspired Enid Blyton.

Below them spread the Dorset countryside, shimmering in the heat of the day, the distance almost lost in a blue haze.” Enid Blyton

(Sadly the Ginger Pop Shop mentioned in the leaflet is now closed)

The Purbecks are easy to reach from Bournemouth – drive to Sandbanks and hop across to Swanage on the ferry or get the Purbeck Breezer bus (no. 50) from Bournemouth Square or Bournemouth Station.